THE DARK KNIGHTS ARE DRAWING IN – HALLOWEEN TRICKS AND TREATS THIS HALF-TERM - Monday, 14 October 2013

Head to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this half-term for a host of spooky horrors, including a chance to explore the myth and legend behind the mysterious world of vampires.

From fascinating tales of vampire slaying – to a breath-taking stunt-riding horse show and huge Halloween party – Britain’s oldest public museum has lined up a spine-chilling programme of events to appeal to all.

Royal Armouries’ Halloween programme runs from Saturday, October 26, to Sunday, November 3. Admission is free, but charges apply for some activities and events.

There will be a variety of spooky activities throughout the week, including gruesome tales of executions of famous kings and queens, survival tips for a Zombie Apocalypse and the chance to get up close to grisly instruments of torture. Younger visitors can test their bravery by entering the spooky maze, receiving fake wounds or making macabre crafts.

Museum director Peter Armstrong said, “We’ve got something for all ages this half-term. Museum admission is absolutely free and it’s an exciting, entertaining and informative day out for all the family.”

Main highlights include:

Royal Armouries is home to the national collection of arms and armour, including artillery, and has three British sites – at the Tower of London; a purpose-built museum in Leeds; and at Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

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